Asian Enough

Asian Enough

Asian Enough

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
From the Los Angeles Times, “Asian Enough” is a podcast about being Asian American -- the joys, the complications and everything in between. In each episode, hosts Jen Yamato, Johana Bhuiyan, Tracy Brown and Suhauna Hussain of the Times invite special guests to share personal stories and unpack identity on their own terms. They explore the vast diaspora across cultures, backgrounds and generations, and try to expand the ways in which being Asian American is defined.
  1. April 05, 2022
    6 min
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    Introducing Border City
    Border City is a new L.A. Times Presents podcast from the San Diego Union-Tribune. It's a story about beauty, violence and belonging in Tijuana. Enjoy this sneak peek, and be sure to listen and follow wherever…
  2. March 08, 2022
    9 min
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    Introducing: Binge Sesh
    Season 1 of “Binge Sesh” pulls back the curtain on HBO’s “Winning Time” series about the L.A. Lakers of the 1980s, one of the sports’ most unforgettable dynasties. Enjoy this sneak peek, and be sure to listen a…
  3. August 31, 2021
    25 min
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    Bonus: Simu Liu
    A conversation with actor Simu Liu about defying tropes as Marvel’s first Asian superhero, feeling empowered on the set of “Shang-Chi” after his experience with “Kim’s Convenience,” and the importance of being…
  4. August 24, 2021
    43 min
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    Maz Jobrani
    A conversation with comedian and actor Maz Jobrani about centering his Iranian American identity in his standup, toeing the line with stereotypes onstage, and immigrating to California as a child when his famil…
  5. August 17, 2021
    38 min
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    Leyna Bloom
    A conversation with model, actor and dancer Leyna Bloom about making history as the first trans cover model for a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, embracing her Black and Filipina identity, and reconnecting w…
  6. August 10, 2021
    43 min
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    Hari Kondabolu
    A conversation with comedian and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu about taking on "The Simpsons" with his documentary “The Problem With Apu,” where he draws the line between activism and comedy, and why he’s cool with…
  7. August 03, 2021
    43 min
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    Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
    A conversation with Maitreyi Ramakrishnan of the Netflix comedy series “Never Have I Ever” about her Tamil Canadian identity, having Mindy Kaling as a boss and breaking ground by playing a flawed Asian American…
  8. July 27, 2021
    47 min
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    Lucy Liu
    A conversation with Emmy-nominated actor Lucy Liu about fame, art, motherhood and standing up for herself on the set of "Charlie’s Angels." Guest photo by Sophy Holland.
  9. July 20, 2021
    55 min
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    Jenny Yang
    A conversation with comedian and writer Jenny Yang about giving ourselves permission to create, her past life as a labor organizer and how growing up among other Asian Americans taught her she could do it all.
  10. July 13, 2021
    50 min
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    Sohla El-Waylly
    A conversation with chef and food media personality Sohla El-Waylly about cooking Bangladeshi food with her mom, appropriation vs appreciation and microaggressions in food media. Guest photo by Jingyu Lin.
  11. July 06, 2021
    57 min
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    John Cho
    A conversation with actor John Cho about fatherhood, the complexities of fame and unpacking the stories our parents tell us.
  12. June 29, 2021
    49 min
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    Nicole Chung
    A conversation with writer Nicole Chung about challenging the narrative of her adoption story in her memoir “All You Can Ever Know,” processing grief and why it’s so hard to talk about racism. Guest photo by Er…
  13. June 22, 2021
    41 min
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    Angela Yee
    A conversation with media personality and entrepreneur Angela Yee about the future of “The Breakfast Club," her Black and Chinese upbringing, gaining success as a woman in a male-dominated industry and how to t…
  14. June 15, 2021
    41 min
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    Thenmozhi Soundararajan
    A conversation with musician and Dalit rights activist Thenmozhi Soundararajan about "coming out" as an "untouchable," using art for social progress and the movement for caste liberation in the U.S.
  15. June 08, 2021
    46 min
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    Anthony Ocampo
    A conversation with sociologist and writer Anthony Ocampo about creating spaces for gay men from immigrant families, honoring Filipino nurses and expanding our definition of “Asian American."
  16. June 01, 2021
    54 min
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    Jujubee
    A conversation with drag queen Jujubee about finding freedom through drag, fighting the patriarchy in queer spaces, and repping Laotian culture on 'Drag Race.’
  17. May 25, 2021
    52 min
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    Min Jin Lee
    A conversation with “Pachinko” and “Free Food for Millionaires” author Min Jin Lee on quitting a legal career to write novels, how history has failed us and being “extra Asian” in the face of racism. Guest phot…
  18. May 18, 2021
    45 min
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    Ruby Ibarra
    A conversation with rapper Ruby Ibarra about writing the Filipina American experience into her lyrics, finding her (multilingual) voice in hip-hop, and her day job as a scientist fighting COVID-19. Guest photo…
  19. May 11, 2021
    1 hr 1 min
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    Sandra Oh
    A conversation with award-winning “Killing Eve” actor Sandra Oh about speaking out against anti-Asian hate, engaging identity in her film and TV roles and why it’s an honor just to be Asian. Guest photo by Jame…
  20. April 27, 2021
    2 min
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    Introducing Asian Enough, Season 2
    In the first season of our podcast hosted by reporters from the L.A. Times, we spoke to Vice President Kamala Harris, actor John Cho and director Lulu Wang, among others. In our second season we'll bring you mo…

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